An incredibly famous and successful Australian comedian who was also involved in vaudeville performances. His clown character, Mo McCackie, was one of the most recognizable faces in 20th century Australia.
He won a singing competition at age 10, which led him into acting professionally in a pantomime a few years later.
He teamed up with another comedian to form comedy shows by 'Stiffy and Mo' and was famous for his trademarked white and black makeup.
He married Sadie Gale, a fellow performer, in 1929. He was the son of a Jewish Dutch family.
He was viewed as a great comedian by Jack Benny.